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Boris Savchenko Wins Moscow Open

  • SonofPearl
  • on 12/02/13 10:56.

moscow-open.jpgThe Moscow Open 2013, held as part of the Moscow International Chess Festival was won by Russian grandmaster Boris Savchenko. In a complex final round game, he prevailed over his compatriot Pavel Ponkratov. That win allowed Savchenko to score 7½/9 points, half a point ahead of the rest of the field.

A total of nine players finished with 7 points, headed on tie-break by the top seed in the event, Ian Nepomniachtchi, while third place went to Pavel Maletin.

The award was presented to Savchenko by Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Chess Federation Arkady Dvorkovich and Deputy Chairman of Moskomsport Nikolay Gulyaev.

Boris Savchenko (right) claimed first place ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi

Moscow Open 2013 Winner Boris Savchenko runner up Ian Nepomniachtchi.jpg

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The top standings

# Name Fed Elo Pts TB
1 Savchenko Boris  RUS 2584 7.5 51.5
2 Nepomniachtchi Ian  RUS 2703 7.0 56.5
3 Maletin Pavel  RUS 2571 7.0 54.0
4 Mamedov Rauf  AZE 2651 7.0 51.5
5 Kokarev Dmitry  RUS 2635 7.0 50.5
6 Iturrizaga Eduardo  VEN 2646 7.0 49.5
7 Sandipan Chanda  IND 2590 7.0 49.0
8 Matinian Nikita  RUS 2460 7.0 49.0
9 Khairullin Ildar  RUS 2650 7.0 48.5
10 Smirnov Pavel  RUS 2618 7.0 45.5
11 Kovalenko Igor  UKR 2586 6.5 53.0
12 Kovalev Vladislav  BLR 2500 6.5 48.5
13 Panarin Mikhail  RUS 2552 6.5 48.5
14 Guseinov Gadir  AZE 2623 6.5 47.5
15 Khusnutdinov Rustam  KAZ 2493 6.5 46.5
16 Volkov Sergey  RUS 2593 6.5 42.5
17 Arun Prasad S.  IND 2514 6.5 41.0
18 Adhiban B.  IND 2547 6.0 53.5
19 Ibragimov Ildar  USA 2555 6.0 52.5
20 Ponkratov Pavel  RUS 2584 6.0 52.0

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The festival ran from the 31 January - 10 February at the Russian State Social University, and consisted of of nine tournaments:

Tournament A – Men’s Cup of Russia (the "Moscow Open")
Tournament B – Women’s Cup of Russia
Tournament C – Amateurs’ Cup of MCF
Tournament D – Veterans’ Cup of MCF
Tournament E – World Cup Chess Composition
Tournament F – Students-grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU (men)
Tournament G – Students-grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU (women)
Tournament H – School Champions’ Cup of MCF

The results of all the tournaments are available at the official website. The total prize fund of the Festival was 3.5 million rubles (approximately 110,000 USD).

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Photo and report (adapted) from the official website press release. Games via TWIC.

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  • hace 21 meses

    ncmike2011

    thanks for posting this article chess.com!

  • hace 21 meses

    wik8

    the game vs nhyznhyk (the king's indian one) was incredible

  • hace 21 meses

    loeksnokes

    great games.  Definitely shows how endgames are tactical.

  • hace 21 meses

    dezsoracz

    Wow,Good games. Look at that solid field of players also.

  • hace 21 meses

    Champeknight

    Great ending in the first one.

  • hace 21 meses

    abiogenesis23

    I agree Nuscas...that had to be extremely nerve-wracking for both sides.  

  • hace 21 meses

    Nuscas

    That was a wild Na6 Kings Indian in the second game!!

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